Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.Helen Luke
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.Charles Dickens
The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.John Lancaster Spalding
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.Albert Camus
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.Ronald Reagan
My advice to you is get married if you find a good wife youll be happy if not, youll become a philosopher.Socrates
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement.